Parcelles 1

Christian Bouchard

  • Year of composition: 2002-03
  • Duration: 15:19
  • Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium
  • Publisher(s): Ymx média
  • ISWC: T0719862993


ISRC CAD500418060

  • 44,1 kHz, 16 bits

“I have always been fascinated by the magical moments found in any sound environment, when from what appears to be chaos, sounds organize themselves and create a music I am often the only one to hear.
I wanted to share these incredible moments.
I recorded them.
Then, I asked them to pose for me, just as if I were painting — landscapes, abstract forms, or by numbers.
The next two pieces illustrate the results.
But they also illustrate: the sound environment of a particular time, the chaos of the world, the rural calm, the urban swarms, the energy of the living.
They imitate the mechanics of things, the hazards of life, the workings of luck.
Fragments of moments.”

[English translation: François Couture, i-04]

Parcelles 1 [Fragments 1] was realized in 2002-03 at the composer’s studio in Montréal and premiered on February 14, 2004 as part of the Rien à voir (15) concert series presented by Réseaux at Espace GO in Montréal. Thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts (CCA).


  • February 14, 2004, Rien à voir (15): Concert, Espace Go, Montréal (Québec)